The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings March 29 – April 10, 2021

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ACADEMICS:

AP TESTING: All AP exams administered at The Woodlands High School will be given during the 1st Administration and In Person. Only students with a qualifying COVID reason (Quarantined, Isolated, Covid Medical Exemption on file prior to April 23, 2021) will be considered for testing after May 17, 2021. Students should plan to arrive by 7:30am for a morning exam, 11:30am for a noon exam and 1:30pm for a 2pm exam. Please be sure to check emails from school messenger, as well as follow The Woodlands HS on Facebook and Instagram for updated information as we get closer to testing. You can also see the College Board website for all testing dates or check with AP teachers. If any questions, please contact Wendi Spears in grade level on the senior campus -- wspears@conroeisd.net

SENIOR INFORMATION:

Important Dates For Seniors:

April 24th - Prom @ Woodlands Waterway Marriott from 7:00-11:00 PM

  • Senior Dues of $100 need to be paid through School Cash webstore prior to Prom on April 24th. Go onto the TWHS Webstore 5 at https://twhs.conroeisd.net/school/our-campus/school-webstore/ to pay for your seniors dues. Seniors dues help pay for prom, graduation, and the senior picnic. If any questions, please contact Mr. Klapesky in grade level.

April 26th - Deadline for Seniors to submit scholarships to be printed in Senior Awards Night program (form coming soon!)

May 6th - Lone Star Senior Connections Day (to register students that have completed application and testing phases for LSC)

May 10th - Senior Awards Night @ Woodforest Stadium 7:30 PM

May 3rd - 17th...AP Testing Window

May 18th - 21st...Senior Exams

May 24th - Senior Picnic @ Northshore Park 12:00 PM

May 25th - Graduation @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 7:30 PM


  • Continue to check the Senior Scholarships document in your Canvas Course for updated scholarship options and due dates.

COUNSELOR’S CORNER:

Update on Individual Student Conference with Counselors for 2022 Class Registration:

Counselors wrapped up individual meetings with sophomores on Tuesday 3/9. If your student is a virtual student and has not yet had their conference, please have them reach out to their counselor to schedule a time.


Counselors started conferences with juniors on Wednesday 3/10. We will be meeting our juniors through their English 3 classes and plan to be complete on 4/15.


Important dates/deadlines to keep in mind:

Dates for Course Verifications to be posted in Parent/Student Access: 4/16/2021

Deadline for Dual Credit Completed Registration forms: 4/16/2021

Deadline for Class Request Changes: 4/30/2021


Updated GPA and Class Ranks: GPA and Class Rank has been updated for 10th - 12th graders in Naviance.


Additional Homework Helpline Resource via Texas A&M:

Texas A&M is now offering a regular and on-demand homework helpline via Zoom or phone call. This is a free service and is available now to students in all subjects pre K – grade 12. Visit the Aggie Homework Helpline website for more information:

https://education.tamu.edu/aggie-homework-helpline/


COLLEGE AND CAREER:

Conroe and Willis ISD Virtual job Fair

Are you a Junior or Senior looking for a full-time or part-time job or internship? Join Education for Tomorrow Alliance, Conroe ISD and Willis ISD for a virtual job fair to learn more about job opportunities in Montgomery County.

Registered students will have the opportunity to meet and connect with local companies that are looking for both full-time and part-time/internship employees. This fair is not intended as a job interview, but rather an opportunity for students to hear from and learn about various local companies that are looking to hire current and graduating high school students.

This fair will be conducted virtually though Zoom. Every student must register in advance and provide a minimum of three companies that they would like to hear from on the day of. Companies will provide four 15-minute informational sessions, and students will be moved in and out of the sessions based on their selections when registering.

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Zoom
Cost: FREE - Registration required

Eligibility:

- Be a current Junior or Senior from a Conroe ISD or Willis ISD High School

- Graduating Seniors: Seeking full-time employment after graduation

- High School Juniors: Seeking a part-time job or internship during the summer months (with potential to continue into the 2021-2022 school year)

Register at https://www.efta-us.org/cisd--wisd-virtual-job-fair.html


Student Internship Opportunity: The 2021 Online Student Internship Application is officially live and due April 2. All current juniors interested in applying can find our online application and all of the program details on the EfTA SIP Student Applicant Page. (https://www.efta-us.org/2021-student-internship-program---applicant-page.html) As of right now the IRONMAN is scheduled for April 24. We are still requiring students to get 4 volunteer hours. They can either do a four hour shift at the IRONMAN if they feel comfortable being in person (all PPE supplies will be provided) or they can submit 4 hours that they have done on their own in 2021. IRONMAN volunteering must be a specific job as outlined on the EfTA SIP Application Page. The teacher recommendation form is also online. We are asking the students to submit the recommender's name and email address on their application so we can match them on the back end as well as emailing the link to a teacher after asking for a recommendation. Interested students, please see Mrs. Davies, the TWHS Campus rep for the EfTA SIP Program, in room 314 for any other questions.

ENGLISH END OF COURSE EXAMS

TWHS will administer the English I EOC on April 6, 2021, and the English II EOC on April 8, 2021.

It is important for students to meet the minimum required scored for these exams to fulfill graduation requirements. These exams are given to students that are currently enrolled in these subjects or students that have not met the minimum required score.

All End of Course exams will be administered on campus. Virtual students that are currently enrolled in Freshmen (9th grade) English or Sophomore (10th grade) English should plan on taking these exams in person on the appropriate date.

Bell schedules and shuttles will be impacted.

More information will be sent via email

CLINIC NOTES:

If a copy of your student’s vaccine record is needed to submit to their college or university, you or your student may request it by calling or emailing the clinic at 936-709-1076 or aransley@conroeisd.net. Please be aware that we will not be available after May 27th. If your student has not had an additional dose of the MCV4 (meningitis) vaccine after their 16th birthday, it is required by most colleges and universities for them to be fully vaccinated. You may want to also discuss whether the additional Meningitis B vaccine is appropriate for your child.


If your student has been vaccinated against COVID, please send us a copy or screenshot of that vaccination record via email (Senior Campus - aransley@conreoisd.net, 9th Grade Campus - jffletcher@conroeisd.net), or ask your student to stop by the clinic and we can make a copy, so we can add it to their record. Currently, individuals who have been fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after an exposure, if they remain symptom-free, you are able to submit proof, and it has been longer than two weeks since their final dose.

ATHLETICS:

HIGHSTEPPER 2021-2022 TRYOUTS: Tryout information and Application packets for the Highsteppers 2021-2022 season will be available next Thursday, April 1st. There will be no pre-tryout information meeting. Applications can be picked up from Mrs. Smith or Mrs. Hays in the danceroom, or in the front office and should be returned by Friday, April 16th. The Clinic will run from Wednesday, April 21st through Friday, April 30th from 4:15-6:00 PM at the TWHS Senior Campus. Judging for the team will be Saturday, May 1st from 7:30 AM until 1:00 PM. Contact deanna_smith@conroeisd.net for any additional information.


BOYS BASKETBALL: Boys Basketball will be having their annual Banquet in the cafeteria of the main campus on Thursday April 15th at 6pm. Contact Keith Luechtefeld at <keithluechtefeld@att.net>

If you would like to purchase tickets.


TENNIS: The TWHS tennis team continues to excel in Spring tournaments. In the most recent tournament (Oak Ridge JV Tmt.) the Highlanders took 1st and 2nd in every Division. The Varsity has also dominated the courts capturing numerous individual titles.

Recent Results:

Aggieland Varsity Invitational

--Aidan Lee --1st Boys Singles, Rachel Sam--1st Girls Singles, Ella Arendes/Caroline Campbell--1st Girls Doubles, Carson Moore/Eli Sam 2nd--Boys Doubles

Chancellor's Invitational

--Rachel Sam--1st Girls Singles, Lachlan Laner--1st Boys Singles, Aidan Lee--3rd Boys Singles, Emilio Lopez/Jose Perez--1st Boys Double, Santi Sola/Carson Moore--2nd BD, Emma Samuelsson--2nd Girls Singles, Ian Skelly/Caleb Gill--1st BBD, Addison Hughes/Vickie Conde--1st BGD, Caroline Campbell/Ella Arendes--3rd--AGD

TWHS JV @ Madisonville Varsity Tmt

--Nirajana Ramesh--1st GS, Regina Contreras-Cons winner GS, Andrea Aguilar/Lexi Wetzel--2nd GD​, Valentina Vegas/Vlad Froimson-3rd Mxd, Matt Hailey/Jack Thain--1st BD, Srivi Vedala/Esteban DiLoreto--2nd BD, Connor McGuirk-1st BS, Jesse King-2nd BS

CISD Oak Ridge JV Tmt

Girls Singles--Maria Forero-1st Aditi Thakar- 2nd and Valeria Kolster-3rd

Girls Doubles--Halle McNeil/Celeste Reus-1st -Kaylie Nguyen/Kennedy Caswell -2nd and Andrea Aguilar/Channing Atnipp-3rd

Mixed--Alejandra Gonzalez/Vlad Froimson-1st --Aaliya Hilts/Josh Cesar-2nd

Boys Singles--Colin Lynch--1st -- Jonathan Ini--2nd

Boys Doubles-Marco Alvarez/Jorge Guiterrez--1st-- Jack Thain/Atharva Nargund-2nd


The Varsity travels to Waco for the power packed Mike Nesbit Memorial Tournament with State ranked teams from all over Texas including Westwood, Plano West, Allen. Southlake Carroll, Georgetown, Austin Lake Travis, Westlake, Keller, Tyler Legacy, A&M Consolidated, Ennis ,Texas High and host Waco Midway.

CLUB NEWS:

TWHS STUDENT COUNCIL: Despite the challenges as we began 2021 Student Council was able to continue to have an impact on our school as well as community. Posting motivating quotes on social media every Monday - attending TWHS events around campus, and we were even able to pull off our Mr. Woodlands competition on March 10. Thank you to all the students that participated and congratulations Austin Smith on being crowned Mr. Woodlands. Community impact has also been amazing as we begin 2021. After the freeze it came to our attention that Kids Meals was in need and WOW did TWHS come through in a big big way. Student Council reached out to all our sports teams and clubs regarding the need for lunch supplies: snacks, protein, fruit, and drink. In a little over a week were able to pack over 2000 lunches and provide enough supplies to help with their weekly and spring break needs. The generosity of TWHS is awesome and we prove when we work together, we can do GREAT things. Student Council is currently working on a faculty and staff cookbook which we are very excited about and are planning our only in person pep rally for Seniors only - continued big things planned for the remainder of the year. If you or your student has a question about Student Council, please email Kristen Gartner at kgartner @conroeisd.net. Our next meeting is Monday March 29 6:00 in the SR campus cafeteria.


NATIONAL ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY: National English Honor Society will accept applications for new members until 4/9. Sophomores and Juniors are eligible. Please complete the Google form application to be considered. https://forms.gle/iuDHhenKTnsYQmYK7


Would you like to be published? Our literary magazine, The Fife, is accepting art and writing submissions from any genre until 4/15. Please use the Google Form for more info about the call and to submit your work for consideration. https://forms.gle/1t13ABTAN4kcRqHS9


SCUBA CLUB: Congratulations to Gabi Nix and Megan Fitchett who completed a “Try Scuba” event over Spring Break! If anyone is interested in trying out scuba diving, let us know and we can arrange another session.


Our next club meeting is Monday, April 5th, at 3pm in the Senior Campus LGI. We plan to discuss various equipment options—pros and cons of different brands, prices, etc. Freshmen can take the activities shuttle after school to attend. You do NOT have to be scuba certified to attend our meetings, plus every meeting you attend gets your name in a drawing for some nice prizes at our May meeting! Snacks will be provided!


FBLA: Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 3:00 pm Guest Speaker via Zoom, Topic: Résumé--details to come
  • Officer's Only Meeting: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm via Zoom--details to come
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 3:00 pm Guest Speaker, Topic: Interview Tactics
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021, End-of-Year Social and Awards, TBA
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 3:00 pm Guest Speaker via Zoom, Topic: Cell Phones--details to come

SCHOOL NEWS:

TWHS BAND: The Woodlands High School Band Booster is pleased to announce its 2nd Spring Market. Just in time for Easter, Mother's Day and Graduation!!


This is a free family-friendly shopping event that features our local artists and vendors while also supporting TWHS Band & Guard.

Come explore this outdoor market featuring local artisans, makers, and small businesses displaying art, jewelry, women's and children's boutique clothing, home, holiday and garden decor, gourmet food and so much more!!

WHAT: TWHS Band SPRING MARKET

WHERE: The Woodlands HS parking lot

DATE: Saturday, March 27th

TIME: 9AM-4PM


If you or someone you know owns a small business and would like to set up a booth, please see our vendor application website below:

Vendor Application:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/TWHSBand1/TWHSBandBoosterSpringMarket2021VendorApplication


TEXAS CITIZEN BEE: On March 25th, Seniors Griffin Krueger and Allison Aldridge competed in the Region 6 Citizen Bee. The Texas State Citizen Bee competition tests a student's knowledge of United States history, government, and documents. Out of 16 registered contestants, Griffin and Allison took 1st and 3rd places respectively in the two-day competition. Griffin will move on to the state competition which takes place May 18 & 19.


TWHS IMPOV: The “Surprisingly Funny” Woodlands High School Improv Troupe is thrilled to live stream their next show TODAY, March 26th at 7pm in the comfort of your own home! Tickets are $5 for single person streaming and $7 for family streaming and all the money raised from the night will be going to Stars Vipers Rainboas!


The Rainboas are a special needs cheer team whose mission is to provide an opportunity for athletes, of all abilities, to participate and compete in the sport of cheerleading.

Make sure to join us, along with your family and friends, for a fun night full of family-friendly digital shorts and some live improv while helping an amazing organization!

Stay Funky!- TWHS Improv Troupe


TWHS THEATER TROUPE: TWHS Theater’s Troupe 1053 finished their UIL One Act Play season on Thursday night at the Bi-District Level. The Troupe’s version of “Proof,” by David Auburn, received several awards. At the District Level, the awards were Advancing Play, the All-Star Cast Award for Piper Jones and Evan Troup, Honorable Mention All-Star Cast for Julia Geer, and Best Technician for Jessica Sanderson. At the Bi-District Level, awards were given to for Piper Jones for All-Star Cast, Evan Troup and Santino Hallare for Honorable Mention All-Star Cast, and to Mallory Garver for Best Technician.


UIL Team cast and crew members are SENIORS: Julia Geer, Piper Jones, and Jessica Sanderson, JUNIORS: Evan Troup, Izzy Whitehead, Abi Colburn, Mallory Garver, and Mercer Sadlier, SOPHOMORES: Santino Hallare, McLain Weaver, Reagan Laney, Autumn Simundson, Luke Tabor, and Anneliese Pridgen, and FRESHMEN: Wiley Sadlier, Sophia Hickman-Chow, and McKenna Coffel. Directors for the production were Bonnie Dupuis, Heather Collins, Tim Jackubek, and Matthew Peters.

Go to www.twhstheater.com


BAGPIPE LESSONS: Free Bagpipe Lessons Offered at TWHS

The Bagpipe Club at TWHS is taking recruits to learn the art of playing the bagpipe. Club members play a big role in Highlander life. They pipe at football games, rallies, banquets, and other sporting events.

A class of beginners is forming for mid-March start at TWHS. The club meets Monday afternoons. Contact Craig Livingston at craigL@LoneStar.edu or call 936.273.7329.


JROTC: Our first standardized unit inspection has come and gone, and the winning flights are A Flight (freshmen) and D Flight (upperclassmen). The prize for each flight is a game of Ultimate Frisbee against Staff. The A Flight/Staff game has already taken place, and the 8 members of Staff beat the entire A Flight! Great job to A and D Flights for outstanding performance in Dress and Appearance on the inspection!


The third-nine-weeks Airman of the Quarter competition wrapped up before Spring Break. Congratulations to upperclassmen winner Lucy Hoff and freshman winner Carson Voyles!


Our annual Bataan Death March Memorial Hike with Oak Ridge JROTC is Saturday, March 27th, at 7:30 am in Jones Forest. The 14-mile hike honors those who suffered during the historical Bataan Death March, where they marched almost 80 miles in horrible conditions with many soldiers dying along the way. Our cadets must hike with a pack weighing at least 20 pounds.


Finally, congratulations to our Varsity Joint Leadership Academic Bowl Team, who has made it to the National Championship! They are one of 16 JROTC teams of 453 worldwide who began the competition in the fall, who scored high enough in the first two rounds of competition to advance. The National Championship is scheduled to be held in Washington, DC (an all-expense-paid trip!) this summer. Team members are juniors Isa Devia Luna, Isabella Griffo, and Kelsey Watrous; sophomores Annie Jenkins and Spencer Snarr; and freshman Lucas Mohler. Congratulations and good luck in DC!


YEARBOOK: There is still time to order your 2020-2021 Yearbook at Blafour.com.

Don't wait until June and wish you had!

PTO NEWS:

MEMBERSHIP: TWHS PTO Membership is open! This year TWHS PTO plans to use the majority of the Membership Drive funds to help our

Main and 9th Grade Campus with PPE to keep our schools open and our Staff and Students healthy.
Please JOIN the TWHS PTO at the $20 level or more if you are able.


STAFF APPRECIATION: The PTO is supporting faculty and staff with Snack Stations in break-rooms at the Main and 9th Grade campuses. Thank you to all the parents who have contributed. Faculty and staff appreciate your ongoing support! If you would like to receive further details and/or be included on the staff appreciation mailing list, please email us at twhspto@gmail.com or go to our website to join the PTO Staff Appreciation Committee.

OTHER NEWS:

VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT (VOE): The Texas DPS is now requiring Verifications of Enrollment for students wanting to get their driver’s permit or license. In-Person students should pick up their VOE’s in the Grade Level Office. Virtual students can email the Grade Level secretaries to receive their VOE’s virtually – Senior Campus contacts: clkelley@conroeisd.net or jwiskofske@conroeisd.net - 9th Grade Campus contact: lmyers@conroeisd.net. Please allow at least 1 business day for receipt.

Please note: VOE’s expire 30 days after issuance and are dependent upon 90% attendance in all classes.


FRONT OFFICE ATTENDANCE: Virtual Students will continue to complete the Daily Attendance assignment for each class according to the RED/GREEN Calendar.

Absences will accrue and all attendance policies will be in effect for all students. Students must be in attendance at least 90% of the time that classes are in session.

To report an absence, please call:

9th Grade (832) 592-8025

10th Grade (936) 709-1233

11th Grade (936) 709-1234

12th Grade (936) 709-1236


A full explanation of policies concerning attendance can be found in the TWHS Student/Parent handbook. The Attendance Office staff will happily answer any questions and assist you with any attendance related concerns. Feel free to call the numbers above at any time. You may leave a message if you call outside of the 7:00 to 3:00 office hours.


CAMPUS/DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS:

Conroe ISD utilizes the School Messenger program to communicate to parents and guardians using email, phone and text messages. Parents and guardians must OPT-IN to receive text messages. If you would like to receive SMS (text message) notifications on your mobile device, please text "Y" to 67587.


Failure to opt-in could result in not receiving timely or emergency text messages from Conroe ISD or The Woodlands High School. For more information, please visit

https://www.conroeisd.net/department/communications/schoolmessenger/.


If you need to update your child's school record with new or additional parent/guardian contact information, please contact the respective campus registrar:

TWHS Main Campus - Greta Champion - gchampion@conroeisd.net

TWHS 9th Grade Campus - Carolyn Czubinski - cczubinski@conroeisd.net


CONROE ISD TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK:

Conroe ISD will have a Technology Help Desk to assist teachers, students, parents, and guardians with Canvas, Seesaw, Parent Access, or Student Access. The Help Desk is available weekdays beginning Monday, August 10, from 7:30 AM until 9:00 PM. You may reach the Help Desk by emailing help@conroeisd.net or calling 936-709-7658. Canvas users can also click the 'Help' button prior to logging in for assistance.

The Woodlands High School Calendar

March 29, 2021 – April 10, 2021


Monday, March 29, 2021

National English Honor Society Meeting 2:35 LGI

Bagpipe Lessons 4:00 Room 138

Sub-Varsity Baseball @ Willis 5:00 Willis High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 226


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Softball @ Grand Oaks 4:30/6:15 Grand Oaks High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302

Varsity Baseball vs Willis 7:00 Scotland Yard


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

UNICEF Meeting 6:30am LGI

Model United Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI

FR/JV Track District Championship –Field Events 4:00 Oak Ridge High School


Thursday, April 1, 2021

FCA Meeting 6:30am LGI

FR/JV Track District Championship – Running Events 4:00 Oak Ridge High School

Softball vs Conroe 4:30/6:15 TWHS

Sub-Varsity Baseball vs Oak Ridge 5:00/7:00 Scotland Yard

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302

Varsity Baseball vs Oak Ridge 7:00 Oak Ridge High School


Friday, April 2, 2021

School Holiday


Saturday, April 3, 2021


Sunday, April 4, 2021


Monday, April 5, 2021

Highlanders for the Environment 3:00 Room 312

Scuba Club Meeting 3:00 LGI

Bagpiper Lessons 4:00 Room 138

Sub-Varsity Baseball @ Grand Oaks 5:00/7:00 Grand Oaks High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 226

Student Council Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria

Interact Meeting 7:00 Cafeteria


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

HOSA Meeting 6:50am LGI

Varsity Tennis District Championship @ College Park High School

Varsity Track District Championship –Field Events @ Grand Oaks High School

Softball @ College Park 4:30/6:15 College Park High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302

Varsity Baseball vs Grand Oaks 7:00 Scotland Yard


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

UNICEF Meeting 6:30 LGI

Varsity Tennis District Championship @ College Park High School

Model Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI


Thursday, April 8, 2021

FCA Meeting 6:30am LGI

Theatre Thespian Meeting 3:00 Auditorium

Varsity Track District Championship –Running Events @ Grand Oaks High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302


Friday, April 9, 2021

Science NHS 6:30 LGI

Softball vs Willis 4:30/6:15 TWHS

Varsity Track District Championship –Running Events @ Grand Oaks High School

Sub-Varsity Baseball vs Conroe 5:00/7:00 Scotland Yard

Varsity Baseball @ Conroe 7:00 Conroe High School


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Sub-Varsity Baseball @ Klein Oak11:00/1:30 Klein Oak High School

Varsity Baseball vs Klein Oak 1:00 Scotland Yard

The Woodlands High School

The Conroe Independent School District (District) is an equal opportunity educational provider and employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Active of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.